Certain residency and work permits require you to pay a bank fee. Here at our office in Madrid we advise you on all the ins and outs of each immigration procedure including exemptions and necessary bank fees so that your application is submitted properly ending in a favorable result.
When are you required to pay a bank fee?
Some of the most common cases include: student residence permit renewals, work permits exceeding six months, visas applications when applying for the foreigner identification card (TIE) when your application is approved.
Who is required to pay the bank fees?
The applicant who is requesting the visa, residence and/or work permit, residence card renewal etc. must pay the corresponding bank fee. However, when dealing with residence and work permits for paid employment, it clearly states that the employer must pay the bank fee. If the employer does not fulfil this obligation, that bank fee will not be accepted. Also, foreigners of certain nationalities are exempt from paying certain bank fees. Please contact us in our office in Madrid for more information regarding this.
How much is the bank fee?
The bank fees vary depending on which residence permit you have, which one you are applying for, and whether it is your initial one or a renewal. At least once a year they raise the bank fees, so please make sure to check that online before paying it.
We are here to help you any questions or concerns you may have regarding this!